Tag Archives: Ed Miliband

Miliband declares ‘Our Time Isn’t Now’ for Croydon Labour

Croydon Council is set to lose a devastating £25 million more from its central government grant if Labour wins the General Election in May. Ed Miliband, the Labour Party leader, made a speech in The City yesterday trying to gain … Continue reading

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Trades Union candidate wants to put questions to Miliband

Ed Miliband visits Croydon on Thursday afternoon to speak to the borough’s Black and Minority Ethnic Forum. “I wonder, during his flying visit, whether Mr Miliband and his ‘One Nation Labour’ party can re-assure attendees about some crucial issues affecting … Continue reading

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Jobs, homes and wages: Questions still to be answered

A Croydon-based economics commentator has issued a coruscating critique of the conference speech given in Manchester this week by Labour leader Ed Miliband, just months before his party faces an election which, if they win, will make him Prime Minister. … Continue reading

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Miliband leads calls for more affordable housing in Croydon

VOTE 2014: Ed Miliband, the Labour leader, has set up his local councillors in Croydon for what could be some frank discussions with major developers in the borough, including Westfield, Barratt Homes and John Laing, after he announced that his … Continue reading

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Miliband visits Crystal Palace for his small business message

Ed Miliband, the Labour leader, is in Crystal Palace today to show that, while the Conservatives are the party of big business, his party is backing small business. Accompanied by Streatham MP and his shadow business spokesman Chuka Umanna and … Continue reading

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Steve Reed MP: Phone calls, promotions and new policies

In his latest despatch from Westminster, Croydon North MP STEVE REED outlines what it was like to be part of the parliamentary reshuffles I was replying to constituents’ letters and emails in my office at Westminster when my phone rang. … Continue reading

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Dog gone it: Reed’s new job enough to leave him barking

Ahhh, the glamour of being on the political front line. Or lack of it. One moment, you’re a mere backbencher, one of the most junior MPs in the House of Commons, with less than a year’s seniority. The next, after … Continue reading

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Right? Honourable? Ottaway’s expenses easily forgotten

It wasn’t only Croydon Central’s Gary Barlow [SICK] [SIC] who got bumped up this week. Three other MPs with links to Croydon featured in the political parties’ re-shuffles, with David Cameron even singling out one time-serving, pocket-lining expenses-claimer for special … Continue reading

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Daily Mail is lying about Miliband says former Croydon MP

A former Croydon Conservative MP and one-time trusted aide to Margaret Thatcher has joined the growing row over the Daily Wail’s attack on Ralph Miliband, the refugee, Second World War serviceman and father of Ed Miliband, the leader of the … Continue reading

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Syria, Parliament and the local MPs who want it all ways

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Where do local MPs stand on the issue of intervention in Syria after Thursday night’s votes in the House of Commons? In some cases, it is hard to say, writes ANDREW PELLING, especially for the MP who voted … Continue reading

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Lawyers’ letters call on Boris to stop the incinerator

The Stop the Incinerator Campaign has written to Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London, today to ask formally that he refuses the proposal by Viridor to build an incinerator on land earmarked for the Wandle Valley country park and wildlife … Continue reading

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Radical democracy: giving party members a vote

As Labour members in Croydon Central select a candidate to stand at the 2015 parliamentary election, ANTHONY MILLER provides some background on selection processes for those for whom one-member-one-vote is something of a novelty In 1973, the annual conference of … Continue reading

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Labour candidate makes virtue of lack of union support

One of the women short-listed for selection as candidate in the Croydon Central parliamentary seat by the local Labour party has sought to distance herself from the trades union movement – despite having been a senior union member in the … Continue reading

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Croydon Central open primary: Kusum Parashar

Kusum Parashar is a Southall resident and a former adult education lecturer. Active in Labour’s successful targeting of Ealing’s diverse communities, Parashar emphasises what she sees as Ed Miliband’s green credentials. “I am standing for worker’s rights in getting a … Continue reading

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Hard times make it right to give everyone the benefit

CROYDON COMMENTARY: The “reform” of social security, or “welfare” as the government terms it in its Americanised manner, is being used as an excuse to take money away from the poorest in society. But there must be a better way, … Continue reading

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Incinerator campaign turns to Miliband family for legal help

Barrister Justine Thornton has been engaged by south London’s Stop the Incinerator campaign to provide legal advice and guidance to oppose Viridor’s plans to build a waste incinerator at Beddington Lane. Thornton is married to Ed Miliband, the leader of … Continue reading

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Election coverage coming to a computer screen near you soon

CAMPAIGN CATCH-UP: Politicians, promises, statistics and the truth. They don’t often mix well. That’s something that internet viewers will be able to see proven on Croydon TV when they broadcast this week’s party campaigning in the Croydon North by-election. They … Continue reading

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Malcolm Wicks memorial: Croydon Minster, Fri Oct 19

A Memorial Service for Malcolm Wicks MP will be held at 11am on Friday October 19 at Croydon Minster. Reception to follow in the Parish Hall across the Minster Green.

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Croydon North’s MP Malcolm Wicks dies after cancer battle

Malcolm Wicks, a Croydon MP for more than 20 years, died today after a brief illness. He was 65. “Croydon won’t be the same without him,” one leading figure in the Croydon Labour party said tonight. Tributes swiftly followed, with … Continue reading

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United we stand: looking for a more representative Croydon

CROYDON COMMENTARY: There’s gathering interest in more radical solutions to the deep economic and social problems, locally and nationally, judging by one well-attended meeting last week, writes ANDREW PELLING Something rather extraordinary is happening to left of centre politics in … Continue reading

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Miliband visits Croydon to back Livingstone for Mayor

There will be no incinerator at Beddington Lane if Ken Livingstone is elected Mayor of London in May. As first suggested by Inside Croydon a week ago, the policy announcement was made by Livingstone this morning when he came to … Continue reading

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